Web 2.0 Applications for Higher Education

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  • 1. Web 2.0 Applicationsfor Higher Education
    John Thompson, PhD
    Buffalo State College
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    Presentation Agenda
    Highlight Web 2.0 educational apps
    Free apps (mostly)
    Interactive presentation
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    What is “Web 2.0?”
    Web 1.0
    read-only medium
    static Web – provide information
    Web 2.0
    read-write Web
    relies on user participation
    information is transmitted and consumed with content being created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along (Downes, 2005)
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    Web 2.0 in Education
    Increases user creativity and community while concurrently empowering user ownership of content
    User-generated content leading to "collective intelligence" that benefits many
    Collaborative in nature and features user-generated content
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    Web 2.0 Videos
    Tim O'Reilly on What is Web 2.0?
    Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
    Web 2.0
    Coming of Age: Primary Web 2.0
    Web 2.0 Panel Discussion - What is Web 2.0?
    Web 2.0 and Education
    Web 2.0 in Education
    What is Web 2.0?
    The Machine is Us/ing Us
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    collaboration/participation/collective intelligence
    safety in numbers
    personal connections--from words, pictures, video, and audio
    transparent selves…transparent Web
    harnessing collective intelligence
    second generation of services
    “democratizes” media
    authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication
    open, flexible collaboration
    collective power community
    participative Web
    Web as a platform
    Web changing from “medium” to “platform”
    collective judgments
    user actions provide value
    architecture of participation
    human-computer interaction
    interactive, community-based Internet applications
    the wisdom of crowds
    bookmarking >>> social bookmarking
    authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication
    user-generated content
    data and applications opened to creative use by the public
    amoral
    creative amateur is cherished
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    Trying to define and categorize what “Web 2.0” means is like trying to change the tire on your car while it’s going down the highway.
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    Sharing Photos
    Video – Online Photo Sharing in Plain English
    Library of Congress’ Flickr site
    Image sharing on Flickr
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    Sharing Videos
    Top 10 comparison chart
    List of video sharing sites
    List of video sites from around the world
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    Sharing PowerPoints
    And even more sites!
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    Sharing Documents
    24/7 anytime, anywhere access to projects or assignments
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    Social Networks
    7 Things You Should Know About Ning
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    Blogs
    100 Best Higher Education Blogs
    blogging engine created specifically for classroom use
    Higher Education Blog Directory
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    Podcasts
    Higher Education Podcasts
    Podcasting in Higher Education
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    Collaboration
    Wiki – online software that lets users modify any content, plus everything (formatting included) about the wiki
    Social bookmarking – store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of Web sites using metadata & tagging
    wiki.com domain name sold for $2.86 million (8/06)
    Web Collaboration Software
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    Education Online
    Coursecast – podcast or videocast lecture (like a Tivo for courses)
    Partial list of higher ed schools offering open source courseware and/or coursecasts:
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    Miscellaneous
    Real-time information network
    Share bookmarks
    Diagrams
    Share graphics
    21st century instruction resources
    Twitter in HE
    Explanatory video
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    Miscellaneous
    Office productivity suite
    RSS aggregators
    Creating ePortfolios with Web 2.0 Tools
    Mash-ups
    ePortfolio Mash Up with GoogleApps

    Video
    Long list
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    Miscellaneous
    “online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments using voice, text, audio file, or video and share them”
    “captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere”
    “Enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. Customize your Voki to look like you…Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.”
    desktop Web conferencing
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    Miscellaneous
    one-to-many live interactive video broadcast platform enabling anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to broadcast to a unlimited global audience
    create surveys and polls for your Web site, blog and social network profiles
    • Beyond just driving directions…
    • 27. 100 Things to do
    flippable PDF docs
    Directory of Web 2.0 apps & services
    • 1937 logos as of 1/19/08
    • 28. over 3,000 as of 3/15/10
    sync files online and across computers… automatically
  • 29. Web 2.0 Web Sites & Tools for Higher Education
    Top 20 Web 2.0 applications in HE
    Apps for HE
    Web 2.0 for the classroom teacher
    Best Apps for education - 2009
    Tools for teachers
    E-learning & tools for teachers
    Teaching & Learning w/ Web 2.0 Tools
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    Problems
    Unaware
    Inadequate instructions
    Usual suspects
    Filtering policies (K-12 schools)
    Insufficient support
    Time
    Others?
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    Coming Attractions
    Starbucks Effect
    Blurring of work & personal lives…& apps
    9 to 5 >>>
    Growing reliance on Internet – “cloud”
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    What Next?
    Baby steps…one new app at a time
    “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”          - James Baldwin  
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    Summary
    Tons of Web 2.0 apps available
    Creates rich, engaging & exciting learning environment
    Users become information producers & collaborators, not just consumers
    Promotes student-centered learning
    Users become more efficient
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    Presenter
    John Thompson, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Educational Technology Program
    Computer Information Systems Department
    Buffalo State College
    Chase 208, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14222
    716.878.3531 thompsjt@buffalostate.edu